Abnormal Psychology begins with an overview of human behavior, and then introduces students to various psychological disorders as well as the theoretical concepts that underlie each one. Students explore theoretical, clinical, and experimental perspectives on the study of psychopathology. Students learn terminology, classification, etiology, assessment, and treatment of each of the major disorders. Upon completion of this course, the students are able to distinguish between normal and abnormal patterns of behavior. This course features discussions, partner and group projects, and other activities that help students to recognize the ways that abnormal psychology manifests in the real world. The class is designed for eleventh and twelfth graders, and may be appropriate for mature tenth graders. Students wishing to pursue an abnormal psychology research or design project in Semester II may enroll in the Research/Design Seminar.
For students continuing into Semester II, the course shifts into personalized, project-based work, where students engage in deep, sustained inquiry, authentic and iterative research, critical analysis, and rigorous reflection, revision, and assessment as they journey through a self-designed, long-term research or design project on the topic of their choosing. Guided by their One Schoolhouse teacher, students pursue individual study/self-assessment or collaborative seminar/peer-review. Pathway options from which students might choose include:
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WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
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Examples of signature activities and projects for this course are:
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